Riders Alliance seeks allies in fight for better R train service

The event was billed as an “informational happy hour,” but no one there was really happy. You put a group of R train riders together and you get very few smiles. … Full Article

Does New York State owe you money?

New York State is holding $12 billion in unclaimed funds, and some of it may be yours. Councilman Vincent Gentile is telling that to constituents in his district. … Full Article

Vince Giordano: Brooklyn’s king of 1920s jazz

Anyone who watches “Boardwalk Empire,” about Atlantic City during the 1920s, when corruption ruled the boardwalk and Prohibition was basically ignored there, is familiar with Brooklynite Vince Girodan … Full Article

Knights of Columbus celebrate July 4 a few days early

The nation’s 237th birthday isn’t until July 4, but the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic fraternal organization, decided to celebrate five days early. … Full Article

Court order shuts down Brooklyn charity ring

The New York State Attorney General’s Office recently filed suit against, and obtained a temporary restraining order shutting down, a fundraising operation run by Yaakov Weingarten that operated out of a call center at 1493 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

Principal dances in school hallway before her retirement

Madeleine Brennan’s last moments as principal of Dyker Heights Intermediate School were filled with dancing and lots of laughter, according to several people who were there for her last day at the school on June 26. … Full Article

Dyker Heights hosts Independence Day Parade on Saturday

Thirteenth Avenue, the main shopping strip of Dyker Heights, will be the setting for a patriotic parade on June 29. The 108th Annual American Independence Day Parade will be held on 13th Avenue starting at noon. … Full Article

Golden says he’ll push for new state law to crack down on day spas

Faced with a growing number of day spas setting up shop in Bay Ridge that are raising eyebrows in the community by offering late-night massages to customers, state Sen. Marty Golden said he’s considering legislation to crack down on the establishments. … Full Article

Malliotakis says her bill takes Albany out of ‘Stone Age’

No more paper trail! Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) said she is pleased with the passage of a bill she co-sponsored to allow proposed legislation to be sent to state lawmakers digitally instead of on printed copies. … Full Article

PS 127 fifth graders leave artistic legacy to their school

The Class of 2013 at PS 127 has certainly left its mark at the school. … Full Article


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